Blotted Document

Item

Image paper.jpg
Description Although this document was obviously printed, the patterns on it look as much like random ink blots as they do letters. If it were one sheet you'd just assume it's some sort of mechanical failure, but with a bunch of them… perhaps it's a language you don't recognize.
Type Usable
Requires 1 Energy
Tear You tear the paper to shreds, making some fine paper mache.

You found: paper mache
Use See below

Sources

Drops from Faceless Worker
Salvage from Sealed Briefcase
Strange Vines: Search the desks

Uses

The first line when using the papers varies, with the options based on the languages you've encountered in game.

If you haven't encountered any:

You go over the papers. The writing isn't in a language you know… it doesn't even really resemble any languages you've seen.

Or, one of the below. Can change each time you use the documents.

If you've learned Secrets of the Cube or Blood of the Ancients or Puzzle Sight?

You go over the papers. The writing isn't in a language you know… it doesn't even really resemble any languages you've seen. Even comparison to the runes on that puzzle doesn't shed any light on the situation.

If you've played with the bones at the Dark Stone Altar?

You go over the papers. The writing isn't in a language you know… it doesn't even really resemble any languages you've seen. Even comparison to those odd bone letters doesn't shed any light on the situation.

If you've used a mysterious language database?

You go over the papers. The writing isn't in a language you know… it doesn't even really resemble any languages you've seen. Even comparison to that language database doesn't shed any light on the situation.

If you've learned Shard of Language?

You go over the papers. The writing isn't in a language you know… it doesn't even really resemble any languages you've seen. Even comparison to the tablet shard doesn't shed any light on the situation.

Followed by:

There are a lot of repeated words, but you can't get a good handle on what they are based on the structure.

Or, with Survey of Modern Poetry equipped:

Its structure, though, is closer to node poems than natural text. The generated text may not even mean anything.

You've earned 6 XP in Perception

Subsequent times, after getting the poetry result:

You're fairly sure the text is procedurally-generated, so it's probably best not to worry about it too much. That way lies madness.

Hammer25.jpg This item is not a component for any kind of crafting.
toolbox.jpg paper mache x1
GoldCoins.jpg .02 Goods
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